Farewell to Bar Bambino

They’ll serve their last meal on New Year’s Eve. Mission Local reports:

The restaurant at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue serves Northeastern Italian and Central European food and wine has been highly rated since its opening in 2006. But Losa said the saturation of new restaurants on Valencia Street has impacted the foot traffic on 16th street and drawn customers away from Bar Bambino.

“Our location is being left out of this vortex of transformation on Valencia Street,” Losa said.

Yet, Losa has faith that 16th Street will see its own transformation in the future – even if it will be too late for Bar Bambino.

Sad beans! “Vortex of transformation!” Read on for more, including Christopher Losa’s letter to his employees.

5 Responses to “Farewell to Bar Bambino”

  1. scum says:

    I am surprised it lasted as long as it did. That block is hell.

  2. SFdoggy says:

    It lasted because it turned out really excellent food; I am sorry to see it go.

  3. Rudy says:

    No! Just lost a MonkeyBrains customer. How will we ever fund out Space Satellite? http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/300833

  4. SFkix says:

    I liked this place, a lot, except for when they didn’t have prosecco on the drinks list (it’s an Italian restaurant!!!) the waiter suggested sekt – not the same. There was some charm on their location (gritty on the surroundings, but once inside), but I can understand how that can also affect people getting there.

  5. fingerbinger says:

    Aw, shoot. I like this place. The block is a little sketch, but also offers The Lab, the Victoria, good empanada, and hangover-curing Filipino food. In all, not a bad block. Sad to see Bar Bambino go.